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The target audience for the Research
Symposium is researchers, physicians, physicians in training, graduate students, physician assistants,
nurse practitioners and other health-care professionals. | Abstract submission is closed for this event.
The purpose of the annual Research Symposium is to provide an opportunity for participants to share their current research and gain recognition for outstanding research presentations. This event also provides a venue to participate and gain exposure to ongoing research across many fields of study, and facilitate opportunities for inter-disciplinary discussion and collaboration. The 2013 Research Symposium is themed Population Health: Impact of Translational Research.
Translational research is a key component
in enhancing the well-being and health of the population. KCUMB faculty
conduct translational research in a collaborative academic setting on
disease states, such as aging and neurodegeneration, childhood obesity
and human performance.
Every 68 seconds, someone in the United Statesdevelops Alzheimer’s disease. Translational research is conducted by KCUMB faculty in order to find ways to treat or prevent diseases related to aging and neurodegeneration, such as Alzheimer's disease.
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Translational research is conducted by KCUMB faculty in order to find ways to treat or prevent childhood obesity. Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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